RillRill

Sooo… I guess I want every piece from the new RillRill Spring/Summer 2014 jewelry collection. Beautiful, weighty white and black marble statement jewels with copper and brass bits? YES, please. I think my favorites are No. 1, No. 3, No. 7 and No. 8. I’d also love to see RillRill on brides this summer! These beauties are made by Portland designer, Katie Freedle. If you are here in town, stop by Backtalk, Katie’s lovely boutique at 3962 N. Mississippi Ave. These jewels will be there as well as a million other stunning things. More HERE.

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CREDITS
Photographer: Mikola Accuardi
Director: Katie Freedle
Stylists: Katie Freedle + Marisa Ruef
Model: Emily Mills
Hair + Makeup: Meachell Horton
Jewelry: RillRill

Half Pint

If you haven’t been to Portland’s Half Pint yet, now is the time to check them out! The shop recently moved to N. Mississippi Ave from their previous — and somewhat hidden — location on NE 30th & Killingsworth. I love their new light-filled space and rustic decor. Half Pint specializes in second hand leather goods including boots, belts and bags for women, men and children. Their styles range from vintage western to more urban looks with a little bit of everything in between. I love seeing the amazed reactions my friends have when visiting for the first time. It’s definitely your best bet for scoring awesome vintage leather footwear!

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As if the selection alone weren’t great enough, prices tend to verge on ‘screaming deal’ making Half Pint feel almost too good to be true. Plus, the new new location is, conveniently, right by some of my favorite eateries including ¿Por Que No? and Miss Delta. Whether you live close by or make a special trip to visit, be sure to stop in this no-longer-hidden gem often to check for new stock! You can also see new arrivals on Instagram and Facebook.

Half Pint is open seven days a week from 11AM–6PM and is located at 3920 N Mississippi.‎

This post and photographs are by new Honey Kennedy contributor, Allison Burt-Tilden. Make sure to visit Allison’s lovely blog, Votre Grande Soeur

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Photography by Allison Burt-Tilden for Honey Kennedy.

TENOVERSIX

While checking out the spring arrivals at Tenoversix, it has become clear that I have a few recurring favorite designers lately: Jesse Kamm, Shaina Mote, Calder, Creatures of Comfort, Alasdair and Samantha Pleet–most of whom I’ve featured here a few times over the years. I’ve been saddened by the huge increase of synthetic fibers being used for garments with high end prices (even by independent designers–check your fabric content, friends!), so the folks who work with natural fabrics really stand out to me season after season. Here are some of my Tenoversix shop faves below–I’ve linked the images to the items. More HERE.

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Images courtesy of Tenoversix.

Susan Connor NY

I am so in love with these beautiful linen home goods by Susan Connor, a New York-based self-taught pattern designer and artist. Susan is a lovely person who just launched her line this year and makes everything by hand from her Bushwick studio. For now, her designs are made in limited editions and it’s so hard to choose! I’m really enamored with every single piece–the hand-stamped pattern variations are stunning. I’d love to have one of her throw blankets floating around my house and a pile of dreamy pillows to sink into. I’m already excited to see what comes next from her to feed my voracious linen addiction. More HERE.

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Images courtesy of Susan Connor.

Kick Pleat

The sheer volume of beautiful things at Kick Pleat is pretty overwhelming. Some of my favorites are everything from Reality Studio (see my recent post about the label), Samuji and Apiece Apart. I also love the Horses Atelier silk jumpsuit, the fantastic shoes and the amazing range of lovely trousers. I wish I could wear the dreamy wide-legged pants in shops right now, but I think I’m too short–they make me look like a Pac-Man ghost. More HERE.

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Images courtesy of Kick Pleat.